Camila Mendes

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Camila Mendes
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Mendes at San Diego Comic Con in 2018
Camila Carraro Mendes

(1994-06-29) June 29, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Alma materNew York University
Years active2017–present

Camila Carraro Mendes[2] (born June 29, 1994)[3] is an American actress, known for portraying Veronica Lodge on The CW teen drama series Riverdale.

Early life[edit]

Mendes was born in Charlottesville, Virginia,[2] to Brazilian parents, Gisele and Victor Mendes. Her mother is from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, while her father is from Brasília.[4] She moved 16 times growing up but spent most of her childhood in Florida, where she attended American Heritage School, in Plantation. At the age of 10, she lived in Brazil for a year.[5]

In May 2016, Mendes graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, alongside her co-star Cole Sprouse.[6][7][8]


Mendes' first acting job was in a commercial for IKEA.[9]

In 2016, Mendes was cast as "silver-tongued high school sophomore" Veronica Lodge in The CW's teen drama Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie Comics.[10] Mendes was represented by the Carson Kolker Organization, later changing to CAA.[7]

Mendes appeared on the cover of MensHealth magazine in December 2017 and Cosmopolitan in February 2018. She made feature film debut in The New Romantic, which premiered at the SXSW Festival in March 2018.[11] That same month, Mendes joined the cast of The Perfect Date alongside Laura Marano and Matt Walsh.[12] The film was released on Netflix on April 12, 2019.[13]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017–present Riverdale Veronica Lodge Main role
2018 The New Romantic Morgan Film
2019 The Perfect Date Shelby Pace Film
TBA Coyote Lake Ester Film; post-production
TBA Palm Springs Tala Film; filming
TBA Windfall Katie Film; filming

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 "Give a Little" Maggie Rogers
"Side Effects" The Chainsmokers ft. Emily Warren

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Scene Stealer Riverdale Won [14]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss (with KJ Apa) Riverdale Nominated [15]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress Drama Riverdale Nominated [16][17]
Choice TV Ship (with KJ Apa) Riverdale Nominated
People's Choice Awards Female TV Star of 2018 Riverdale Nominated [18]


  1. ^ @CamilaMendes (June 29, 2017). "thank you for all the birthday wishes and making 23 feel more interesting than it is❤️" (Tweet). Retrieved July 17, 2017 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Camila Mendes". TV Guide. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Camila Mendes Started Dating At A2 Pretty Young Age; Still Has A Boyfriend?". Live Ramp Up. January 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Rodriguez, Priscilla (April 6, 2017). "Meet Camila Mendes, the Brasileira Bringing 'Riverdale's' Latina Veronica Lodge to Life". Latina. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Flaherty, Keely (February 28, 2017). "Meet TV's New Blair Waldorf". BuzzFeed. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Kaplan, Ilana (March 30, 2017). "Meet Camila Mendes, Breakout Star of 'Riverdale'". V. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Sun, Rebecca (May 16, 2016). "CAA Signs 'Riverdale' Star Camila Mendes (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Demaria, Meghan (February 24, 2017). "Camila Mendes Is Not Here To Fit Your Latina Stereotype". Refinery29. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Camila Mendes Shines in the New TV Series "Riverdale" Based on Archie Comics". Da Man. February 8, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2016). "'Riverdale' CW Pilot Finds Veronica". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  11. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 27, 2018). "'The New Romantic' Clip: A Struggling College Graduate Becomes A Sugar Baby In SXSW Comedy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 27, 2018). "'Riverdale' Actress Camila Mendes, Matt Walsh to Star in 'The Stand-In'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Camila Mendes stars in Netflix's 'The Perfect Date'". HOLA USA. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Hatchett, Keisha (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards Reveals Full List of Nominees". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  15. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 3, 2018). "MTV Movie & TV Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Top Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  16. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. August 12, 2018. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  17. ^ Douglas, Esme. "Teen Choice Awards 2018: See the full list of winners". EW. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  18. ^ "Katherine McNamara Wins Female TV Star At the People's Choice Awards After Insane Fan Dedication on People's Choice Awards". E!. November 11, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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